Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) Program
The Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) program implements one of the FLRA’s primary strategic goals to reduce litigation and its attendant costs by helping the parties resolve their own disputes with collaboration and alternative dispute resolution and labor-management cooperation activities. The program offers collaboration and alternative dispute resolution services in pending unfair labor practice, representation, negotiability, and bargaining impasse disputes at every step -- from investigation and prosecution to the adjudication of cases and resolution of bargaining impasses. Throughout the years, the CADR Office (CADRO) has conducted on-site and telephone interventions in hundreds of cases pending before the FLRA. In well over 80 percent of the cases, the interventions result in either the full resolution of the underlying disputes or withdrawal of the pending case.